Recently we have visited the Colourful Manor for the second time. This year we were there in the second half of March and the weather is then not as hot as in mid summer. Colourful Manor is an excellent place to explore one of the most interesting parts of South Africa. It is close to the airport and Capetown at 40km resp 55km and the beach at Gordenbay is 10 minutes away by car. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus can be reached within the hour via beautiful but easy to drive mountain passes.
The rooms in the lodge are tasteful and spotless clean and the beds are very comfortable. Each room has tea/coffee making facility as well as a tv. Breakfast is served in the lounge, which has a beautiful view over the bay and on a clear day (which we had for over 80% of the time) one can see as far a the Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope. Also in the evening the lounge is a relaxing place a good glass of local wine. WIFI is only provided in the lounge, but it is in the planning to bring also WIFI in the rooms next year. There is an (unheated) pool, but we did not use it as the water was quite cold. The owners, Paul and Marjolein are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all the interesting things to do in the surroundings and we received good advice for our trips to the local highlights. We had booked an arrangement with lodging, a rental car, the green fees of 4 different golf courses. Paul also made reservations for us in some of the top restaurants in Capetown (La Combe), Stellenbosch (Rust en Vrede and Camphors) and in Somerset (Waterkloof). We had a very relaxing and happy time in Colourful Manor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colourful Manor is beautifully located on the slopes of the Gordons Bay mountains overlooking False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Table mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Hottentot Holland mountains and the vineyards of Vergelegen Wine estate. Modern decorated luxurious rooms with either sea of mountain view. Superb bathrooms, top quality beds and linen. Great service, very personal service and recommendations by the owners and freshest breakfast with Italian coffees. Centrally located for Capetown, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hermanus and the winelands. All scenic routes start and stop at Colourful Manor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colourful Manor South Africa/Western Cape